Arago: 50th Anniversary of New Mexico Statehood

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50th Anniversary of New Mexico Statehood

4c New Mexico Statehood single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1191
Description:

This New Mexico Statehood Issue stamp commemorates the 50th anniversary of New Mexico’s admission into statehood. The territory obtained statehood in 1912. As a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which signaled the end of the Mexican-American War, the United States received portions of New Mexico. Additional territory was added as a result of the Gadsden Purchase in 1853; it was the last major territorial acquisition in the contiguous United States. The stamp features an image of Shiprock, a geological formation in northwestern New Mexico.

United States; New Mexico; Mexico; statehood; anniversary; Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo; Mexican-American War; Gadsden Purchase; territory; Shiprock; geology; rock; formation; landscape; landmark

Date:
January 6, 1962
Medium:
paper; ink (blue, maroon, bister); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5402
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
New Mexico

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